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  • 1 February 2012

    As a new federal report touts the potential for tidal energy and a license has been approved for the nation’s first such project… By Judy Benson ( theday ) [mappress] Source: theday, February 1, 2012

  • 17 June 2011

      The effort to capture wind power more than 40 miles off the Maine coast using massive floating wind turbines continues on schedule – with lab trials at the University of Maine just completed in May, a first-in-the-nation offshore wind test lab opening at the University of Maine in Orono in October and preparations under […]

  • 10 October 2011

      Deepwater Wind this week officially submitted its plan to develop a utility-scale offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)’s Call for Information and Nominations for offshore wind energy projects in the federal […]

  • 8 August 2011
    R&D

      Deepwater Wind has applied to federal authorities to build the largest proposed offshore-wind farm in the United States, a 200-turbine project in Rhode Island Sound. Energy Center, replaces a 350-megawatt, 100-turbine proposal that was put forward by the Providence-based company two years ago. Under the new plan, Deepwater would also build an undersea transmission […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Scottish Government has unveiled the first National Marine plan ensuring sustainable economic growth of a range of marine industries and protect and enhance the marine environment. The National Marine Plan will cover all of Scotland’s sea out to 200 nautical miles and will apply to the exercise of devolved and reserved functions. It balances the […]

  • 18 July 2011

    Only a few weeks ago we noted a trend-bucking investment into nuclear power by France, while the rest of Europe seems poised to phase out the always-controversial energy source. France, which gets about 75 percent of its electricity from nuclear power, isn’t just sitting still on other energy options: the government recently announced a $14.3 […]

  • 17 August 2011

    Cape Wind–the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. to receive the go-ahead for construction–has been mired in Kennedy-centered…   By Ariel Schwartz (fastcompany) [mappress] Source: fastcompany, August 17, 2011

  • 3 August 2015
    Vessels

    CWind has announced that it is now a member of the National Workboat Association (NWA) of the UK. As the offshore wind industry matures and demands on workboat performance increase with larger and further offshore wind farms, a collective and informed industry body of vessel owners and operators will facilitate the knowledge sharing and formulation of […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Grid Connection

      The onshore substation and the export cable are now energised and connected to the national grid. The Stanah 132kV onshore substation near Blackpool was energised on 22 August, and the export cable and the offshore transformer were energised on 29 August.  Upon completion, Walney 1 + 2 will be the world’s largest offshore wind […]

  • 7 October 2011

    The Irish Wind Energy Association has today released alarming statistics, asserting that Ireland is losing out to other European nations… By Carmel Doyle (siliconrepublic) [mappress] Source: siliconrepublic, October 07, 2011

  • 15 August 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Composites are complex. Working with them requires knowledge, skills and experience. However, composites are also extremely strong, robust materials used widely in industry and society. It is time for a national turbine blade repair standard to open up the wind market to new, highly-competent competition and drive down offshore costs, argues UK composites expert, Chris […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    National Grid, which will build, own and operate the majority of the new electrical infrastructure needed to connect the Block Island Wind Farm to the electric grid on Block Island and mainland Rhode Island, is progressing with cabling works required to connect the first American offshore wind farm to land. In Narragansett, Rhode Island, all of the […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef) will carry out aerial surveys for one of National Grid’s latest projects.  National Grid will provide a connection to the electricity transmission network for the proposed new 3.4GW nuclear power station, Moorside, in West Cumbria and export energy produced by a number of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea. Following an […]

  • 26 October 2015
    R&D

    A tri-nation accord between firms based in Ireland, France and the UK is to result in shared research technology designed to dramatically reduce risks faced by developers of renewable tidal and wave power schemes around north western European coast lines. Known as MOREDATAS (Methods to Obtain Refined Environmental DATA from the Seas) the project addresses […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Environment

    After RWE Renewables issued a draft environmental impact assessment last month, the National Trust has again raised its voice against the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, This is North Devon news site released. In its statement, the National Trust said that the proposed offshore wind farm will bring in an industrial scale development to the […]

  • 6 June 2010
    Authorities

    The utility company National Grid filed documents with state regulators yesterday defending its contract to buy electricity from the… [mappress] Source: boston, June 05, 2010;

  • 21 May 2014
    Authorities

    The Scottish National Party (SNP) has published its priorities for energy in Europe, promising to campaign for better support for marine renewables, to push for reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme and to work towards a nuclear-free energy future for Europe. With the EU playing a particularly important role when it comes to the direction […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cape wind was dealt a significant setback by both NStar and National Grid yesterday. Namely, the two Massachusetts’ utilities decided to terminate the power purchase agreement as the wind farm developer failed to meet the deadline to obtain financing and begin construction by the end of 2014. Northeast Utilities spokeswoman Caroline Pretyman said: “Unfortunately, Cape […]

  • 14 February 2014

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland plans to develop a National Wave energy Test Site, which is proposed to be located off Annagh Head, west of Belmullet in County Mayo. The Purpose ofthe wave energy test site iat belmullet is to provide a location for the temporary mooring and deployment of wave energy machines so […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Reacting to the publication of the National Audit Office report “Early Contacts for Renewable Electricity”, RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The NAO acknowledges that the awarding of Contracts for Difference under the FID-ER scheme created more certainty. Increased certainty brings costs down and helps establish an offshore wind supply chain in the UK. […]

  • 23 April 2012

    In the latest of a series of onsite tests at EMEC Stromness based Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has successfully generated and exported power into the UK national grid for the first time. On the 18th of April the SR250 full-scale prototype was towed to EMEC Fall of Warness tidal test site and connected to it’s […]

  • 15 April 2011
    Environment

    Britain’s most special ‘seascapes’ should be given the same kind of protection as beautiful areas on land to stop them being blighted…   By Louise Gray (telegraph) [mappress] Source: telegraph, April 15, 2011;

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    India’s Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy. With this approval, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been authorized as the Nodal Ministry for use of offshore areas within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country and […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The RenewableUK Board has appointed Equinor’s Stephen Bull as the new Chairman and National Grid’s Roisin Quinn as the Vice Chairman, following the election of new board members in May.

  • 27 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd. has made a GBP 100,000 donation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) from the Rampion offshore wind farm community fund, set up to benefit communities across Sussex, UK.

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    A draft National Marine Plan for Scotland, developed by the Scottish Government over a five year period is still not ‘fit for purpose’ according to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee. The Committee voices strong concerns as it reports on the Scottish Government’s draft National Marine Plan. Rob Gibson MSP, Convener […]